Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/08/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 30th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • Consideration of executive nominations


  • SCR 3: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government
  • SCR 28: US Army SPC4 Randall W. Arbogast Memorial Road


  • Eng. SB 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2003, HB 2643, HB 2645)
  • Eng. SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (original similar to HB 2784)


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 173: Relating to certain motor vehicles (original similar to HB 2530, HB 2576)
  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
  • Com. Sub. for SB 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath
  • Com. Sub. for SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers


  • Com. Sub. for SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit
  • Com. Sub. for SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes
  • Com. Sub. for SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
  • Com. Sub. for SB 481: Eliminating requirement municipal courts wait 90 days before notifying DMV of person's failure to appear or pay assessed costs
  • SB 490: Clarifying standard of liability for officers of corporation
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 492: Eliminating requirement every circuit court participate in drug court program
  • Com. Sub. for SB 496: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations
  • Eng. HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Com. title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9:30 a.m.: Finance

  • SB 364: Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority funds
  • SB 25: Creating Farm-to-Food Bank tax credit
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms use in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act

    1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining

  • SB 370: Requiring payment of funds due in partition suits of oil and gas interests

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources

  • SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member's child
  • SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions
  • HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process

    2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens
  • HB 2359: Relating to offenses and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license
  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities
  • SB 268: Requiring county commissions maintain websites with specific information

    2 p.m.: Education

  • SB 312: Establishing four-year pilot program to have social workers in public schools
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel

    (If necessary, Education will continue discussion of Agenda at 5 p.m.)

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance

  • TBA

    4 p.m.: Government Organization Fire and EMS Subcommittee

  • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
  • SB 228: Relating to workers compensation disability and death benefits

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • SB 564: Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council (Takubo; Gov Org)
  • SB 565: Authorizing City of South Charleston levy special district excise tax (FN) (Gaunch, Palumbo, Takubo; Finance)
  • SB 566: Claims against state (Hall, Facemire; Finance)
  • SB 567: Relating to fees collected to conduct criminal background checks (Boso; Finance)
  • SB 568: Establishing penalties for filing false claims by doctors or lawyers for disability benefits (Maynard; Judiciary)
  • SB 569: Creating Office of Rural Health within Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. (Prezioso, Hall, Stollings, Takubo; Health & Human Resources then Gov Org)
  • SCR 29: Declaring pornography public health crisis (Rucker, Azinger, Blair, Boley, Clements, Cline, Gaunch, Karnes, Mann, Maroney, Maynard, Mullins, Smith)
  • SCR 30: Urging US Congress convene to propose amendment to US Constitution restoring free and fair elections (Beach, Clements, Ojeda, Woelfel)
  • SCR 31: US Navy BT2 Mark Edward Hutchison Memorial Bridge (Boso)
  • SR 34: Memorializing Frank Cuomo, Jr. (Weld, Ferns)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, March 8, 2017


  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Immediately Following Floor Session: Confirmations

  • Consideration of Senate Executive Message No. 3-T Nominations
  • Nomination numbers 1, 8, 13, 30, 34, 40, 46, 59, 74, 75 recommended by committee to be removed from Executive Message No. 3-T; to be considered on floor Thursday (3/9)

    2 p.m.: Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)

  • SB 283: Creating Food Production Act. (To be referred to sub-committee)
  • Assigned to subcommittee

  • SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture
  • Assigned to subcommittee; subcommittee will meet 3/17

    2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions
  • Passed; to Finance

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 212: Removing DMV from administering license suspension and revocation in cases of individuals charged with DUI
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

    3 p.m. Finance (451M)

  • SB 299: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 300: Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (66)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (House Judiciary)
  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (House Judiciary)
  • SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (House Judiciary)
  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (House Judiciary)
  • SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 151: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 169: Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (House Finance)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Finance)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Finance)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members (House Government Organization)
  • SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction (House Government Organization)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (Completed legislation)
  • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services (House Government Organization)
  • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Completed legislation)
  • SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing (House Government Organization)
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (House Judiciary)
  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (House Judiciary)
  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (House Government Organization)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court (House Judiciary)
  • SB 230: Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide (House Judiciary)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (Senate requests House to concur)
  • SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (House Judiciary)
  • SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images (House Judiciary)
  • SB 242: Relating to school calendars (House Education)
  • SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment (House Judiciary)
  • SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor (House Judiciary)
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (House Finance)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register (House Government Organization)
  • SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 345: Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers (House Government Organization)
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (House Government Organization)
  • SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System (House Finance)
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (House Government Organization)
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications (House Judiciary)
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms (House Judiciary)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (House Judiciary)
  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (House Judiciary)
  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (House Judiciary)
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (Completed legislation)

    Bills Awaiting Signature by the Governor (3)

  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **

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